Man fined for tilting refrigerators in Yateley
He was caught on CCTV
A man has been successfully sued for rocking refrigerators in Yateley.
He was caught by CCTV earlier this year unloading two refrigerators from his van and leaving them next to the commercial trash cans at Blackbushe Business Park.
The prosecution claimed he deliberately committed the offense because his van had been seen twice at the business park the previous week.
The man, from Yateley, said he was helping a friend and had not received any money to do so.
He pleaded guilty this week and was fined a total of £ 948 by the Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court, including £ 480 for the offense, £ 120 for clarification costs, a surcharge of £ 48 and £ 300 for fees.
Councilor Alan Oliver, Environment Cabinet Member at Hart District Council, said: “This is yet another successful lawsuit that shows that we will not abandon the pursuit of the fly tippers and bring them to justice.
“Illegal dumping of waste is a criminal offense, damaging our environment and costing Hart taxpayers the cleanup.
“Council is committed to keeping our neighborhood green and clean and we need the continued support of the public to report incidents and bankrupt dump trucks. ”
People are asked to report aerial spills to the Council, by calling 01252 622122, giving details of the incident, including location, vehicle registration and description of the person (s).
If you come across any dumped trash, you can report it online at https://hart.fixmystreet.com.
The Council also collects bulky household waste such as old furniture, sofas, washing machines, stoves and rugs, for a fee.
More details at www.hart.gov.uk/household-waste.